... "The reality is that you can be a part-time driver and still be an employee. 5. Uber and Lyft are running out of options in California. Uber had also threatened to temporarily halt service in California if it were forced to comply with the law. One â¦ Uber Technologies Inc. is under threat again in its home state of California after a judge fined the company $59 million today and gave the company 30 days to â¦ These 220,000 working Californians will now lose their source of income in the middle of a pandemic and recession, all thanks to the naive intervention of Sacramento regulators who thought they could plan the market. Uber employs approximately 140,000 drivers in California and Lyft employs roughly 80,000. The standoff came to a head last week when a San â¦ Log back in and check for software updates. But going dark before Election Day could be â¦ California is hardly the only legal challenge Uber and Lyft are facing. If you still encounter the same issue after this, please let us know. Uber CEO says its service will probably shut down temporarily in California if it's forced to classify drivers as employees Published Wed, Aug â¦ First, we suggest restarting your app. A California shutdown would have dealt a staggering blow to Uber and Lyft at a time when both are still sustaining huge losses while the pandemic has â¦ Uber UBER, +0.27% and Lyft LYFT, -3.77% are both based in San Francisco, which established a shelter-in-place mandate Monday night that will â¦ In May, Californiaâs attorney general sued Uber and Lyft to force them to comply with A.B. Recent Rulings: Will Uber and Lyft Leave California? The rest unfolded quickly. Coronavirus: Uber, Lyft suspend shared ride service in U.S. and Canada Ride-hailing leaders will still offer regular rides and Uber Eats deliveries Uber and Lyft are probably going pull out of California if they are forced to classify drivers as employees. Uber and Lyft drivers are bracing for a shutdown in California, one of the rideshare companiesâ largest markets.For drivers it is a bittersweet moment. @Uber_Support @Southerngirl829 We'll do everything we can to help. If this doesnât work, reset the network setting and reinstall the Uber app. On August 10, 2020, a judge in California ruled that both Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees within 10 days or file an appeal.